The ABCs of Patient Advocacy

Navigating your way through the current medical system may feel daunting and difficult – What questions do you ask? What treatment do you choose? When do you ask for a second opinion? Learning how to be a strong advocate for yourself and your loved ones will provide you with the confidence and knowledge you need […] Read More

Fat for Your Brain

With fad diets each claiming to improve your health and trim our waistline, it can be confusing to determine the best foods for your cognitive health. In recent years there has been a substantial amount of research on dietary patterns and health, including research specifically on cognitive health – and the findings may surprise you. […] Read More

Curry Spice For Memory

Researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) have discovered that the compound curcumin is able to reverse memory problems and also improve mood. Curcumin is the main biologically active phytochemical compound of Turmeric and gives the spice its bright yellow color and strong taste. Turmeric root is a leafy plant in the ginger […] Read More

Grounding for Reducing Inflammation

Chronic inflammation, which is the long-term activation of the immune system, is thought be a risk factor for Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) and may even accelerate disease progression. A simple and attractive non-drug approach to reducing inflammation, known as “Grounding,” is gaining interest among researchers and the public. “Grounding” or “Earthing” refers to the direct contact […] Read More

Inflammation In Alzheimer’s Disease

While the two best-known signs of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) are amyloid beta plaques and tau protein tangles, chronic inflammation is also a feature of AD. Inflammation is the body’s defense response and involves clearance of toxic pathogens, damaged cells, and harmful irritants from the body. Sometimes, inflammation can be beneficial – for example if you […] Read More

Meditation and Brain Changes – Part 2

As we age, there is a significant loss of grey matter volume in multiple areas of the brain resulting in loss of function associated with those specific areas.  Age-associated grey matter decline is significant in the memory centers of the brain, the hippocampus and entorhinal cortex leading to dementia. Aging process also affects normal cerebral […] Read More

Meditation and Brain Changes – Part 1

There are now numerous studies on meditation and its effects on brain structure and function. Using state of the art technology and imaging (fMRI or EEG) techniques, researchers are confirming numerous independent observations with detailed precision about brain behavior and function during meditation. The unanimous conclusion from all these findings is that meditation appears to […] Read More

Non-drug treatment may reverse Alzheimer’s-Associated Memory

  Alzheimer’s disease (AD) was officially recognized over a hundred years ago, but there’s still no effective treatment. About 25% of people in the world are born with one copy the APOE4 gene, which is linked to a higher risk of developing AD.  Nearly 3% of the population has two copies of the gene—one each […] Read More

Is Alzheimer’s an Infectious Disease? Part 2

For people who have mutations in some candidate genes, an infectious attack can overwhelm the brain by overproducing beta amyloid. There is so much amyloid that it clumps on its own, without the presence of microbes. This overabundance of amyloid can disrupt normal cell-cell communication. Will everyone who has had a brain infection develop Alzheimer’s? […] Read More

Is Alzheimer’s an Infectious Disease? Part 1

The remote idea that microbes trigger Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) is now gaining traction among the scientific community and could explain the origins of amyloid-b-plaque, that infest the brains of people with Alzheimer’s. AD researchers now believe that infections, including ones that are too mild to elicit any symptoms, trigger a fierce body/brain reaction that leaves […] Read More